NOW: River of Bronze and VISION 2017

Welcome to CAM

The Coos Art Museum has been the cultural hub of Oregon’s scenic South Coast since 1950. Oregon’s 3rd oldest Art Museum is housed in the historic art deco former US Post Office in downtown Coos Bay. CAM invites visitors to tour exhibits, take art classes, hear lectures and participate in community events. CAM's 530 Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art rotates on display throughout the year, but online visitors can also view the collection here.

Prefontaine Gallery

Hanging up in the lobby of CAM, you will find an original painting of Steve Prefontaine by nationally known, Seattle based artist Chris Hopkins. Located upstairs is the Prefontaine Memorial Gallery, where you will find numerous photographs and tributes to this hometown hero. Showcased in a hand-made trophy case are most of the medals, ribbons and trophies that Steve Prefontaine received during his brilliant, but short career.

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Art Education

Education is a key Museum area of focus. Classes and workshops are held at the Museum.

Art Education is one of the three key areas of endeavor enshrined in the Coos Art Museum’s Mission Statement. Check out our Art Education Schedule for a full list of classes and workshops for children, teens and adults.

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